- The people of Chad are mourning the death of their country's President's son, whose lifeless remains were found in a car park in Paris, France.
The French police said the 27-year-old Brahim Déby was found stabbed in his head. The reasons or how he died are year to be cleared, but police are investigating the incident. Besides, his body would soon go for post-mortem examination.
Brahim was convicted of peddling drugs and possession of weapons in France last year. He also fell apart with his father, President Idrissa Déby, who sacked him as a Presidential adviser.
President Déby's son was accused of humiliating and abusing his powers to the extent of slapping ministers without a just cause.
Some people believed that his acts have turned senior Chadian officials become part and parcel the rebel Union of Forces for Democracy and Development.
Mr Déby seized the power in a bloody coup in 1991. But he is not also at peace because in recent times rebels had been testing the strength of his army. Without the timely intervention of the French army, it was believed that the rebels were going to gain control of the capital, N'djamena.
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